Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)
Director: Amando de Ossorio
Main Stars: Cesar Burner, Lone Fleming, Maria Elena Arpon
Storyline: In the 13th century there a cult of death knights known as the Templars who found eternal life by drinking human blood.
Review (Spoils): Way back in the 13th century an evil cult of knights known as the Templars were on quest for eternal life by drinking human blood and killing people in the name of sacrifice. Because of the unholy hatred the group was left for dead and the crows peck out their eyes.
This brings us to modern day Portugal when a small group of people come across the old Templar’s monastery which raises them from the dead to continue their unholy rage. Some of scenes of the death knights riding their horses and stalking and cutting bodies down are actually very nice and the final scene is somewhat a classic in eurohorror but the acting can be a bit slow and painful to watch. We have some nasty sword swinging, decapitations, amputations and some good old bloodletting.
Rating: We have blood, boobs and death knights on horseback what more do you need? Don’t expect a zombie fest in this one as the Blind Dead trilogy is not like that. This is a bit of an exploitation film and it is a classic even though the plot is slow. The ending alone is worth checking out and the mood of the film fits well but it could have used more Templars.